2015 Award for Administrative Excellence
Chief Wayne Willcox, Armstrong State University
Chief Willcox has been a police officer for more than 43 years. After retiring as the Chief of the Piqua, Ohio Police Department, he became the Chief of Police and Director of the Cyber Security Research Institute at Armstrong State University in 2009.
Chief Willcox earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from The University of Findlay and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Tiffin University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, the Police Executive Leadership College, The Edison Leadership Institute, and he is a Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE).
- Ohio Association of County Behavioral Authorities Award for Innovative Leadership in 2007.
- The Bill Fox Community Service Award in 2008.
- Ohio Senate Leadership Award for Community Service in 2008.
- Ohio Governor’s Commendation for Community Service in 2008.
- The Spirit of Armstrong Award in 2010.
- Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, awarded Chief Willcox with a 2013 Governor’s Public Safety Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Public Safety Profession for his leadership in Cyber Security.
- Chief Willcox and the Armstrong Police Department are the recipients of the 2014 Dr. Curtis McClung/Motorola Award of Excellence from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.
- Chief Willcox is the recipient of a 2015 Federal 100 Award for his contributions to the Federal IT Community from FCW Magazine.